Who Took The First Selfie … REALLY?

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SOURCES:

Bek:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bek_(sculptor)

https://ib205.tripod.com/bek.html

Chauvet cave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauvet_Cave

Selfie:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selfie
“Investigating the Selfie”: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-57949-8

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/sunday-review/my-selfie-myself.html

Chimp looking in water photo: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Juvenile-chimpanzee-playing-with-his-own-reflection-in-the-water-Apes-are-known-to_fig1_7689692

Smithsonian Magazine article on Cornelius: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/this-is-the-first-selfie-ever-180948114/

Smithsonian archive page for Fitz’s selfie: https://www.si.edu/object/nmah_694883

Hippolyte Bayard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippolyte_Bayard

MV Lobethal: https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._V._Lobethal

Mirror selfie from Ginnigan on reddit: https://i.imgur.com/zJJwQGF.png

Byron extended arm selfie: https://vintagenewsdaily.com/these-amazing-self-portraits-by-joseph-byron-may-be-the-first-selfies-ever-made/

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duchess_Anastasia_Nikolaevna_of_Russia
https://pagesix.com/2017/04/25/anastasia-was-the-kardashian-of-her-day-says-broadway-star/

Perkins teenage self-portrait: https://www.sciencehistory.org/historical-profile/william-henry-perkin

early selfie sticks: https://pastebin.com/Qr66ppGQ

Byron “usie”: https://www.fastcompany.com/3026832/this-might-be-the-first-selfie-in-photographic-history

Jhoane Baterna-Pateña: http://www.baterna-patena.com/

Vivian Maier: http://www.vivianmaier.com/

instant cameras:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_camera
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/land-instant-photography.html

Michael Collins’ reverse-selfie: https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/imgcat/html/object_page/a11_h_44_6642.html

Lester Wisbrod:

Hiromix:

https://sabukaru.online/articles/hiromix-shaping-the-identity-of-90s-japanese-female-youth

https://www.nytimes.com/1999/01/16/style/IHT-young-women-behind-the-camera-craze-in-tokyo.html
http://www.photoarts.com/journal/romano/hiro/

https://www.papercoffin.com/writing/articles/coerced.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiromix

First camera phone image:

“Here I Am Taking My Own Picture” (nytimes) 2006: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/19/fashion/sundaystyles/here-i-am-taking-my-own-picture.html

Oldest filmed use of “seflie”:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3061118/Australia-revealed-invented-word-selfie-2000-Aussie-phrases-words-added-Oxford-Dictionaries.html
https://slate.com/human-interest/2013/11/selfie-etymology-an-australian-man-takes-a-photo-of-his-lip-after-falling-down-drunk-but-he-didn-t-coin-the-word.html
(archive of forum post): https://web.archive.org/web/20040117090107/http://www2b.abc.net.au/science/k2/stn/archives/archive32/newposts/169/topic169861.shtm

Aussie slang:

“selfie” as word of the year:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-24992393

Anachronym: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misnomer#Anachronym

“The Return of the Selfie” (New Yorker): https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/the-return-of-the-selfie

Belfie stick: http://belfiestick.com/

extra pics: https://pastebin.com/ypBQHiG4

10 Comments:

  1. Make more videos more often or else

  2. why the fuck they call it an ussie i hate that

  3. No Stanley Kubrick selfie?

  4. yesss vsauce video

  5. My day was genuinely levelled up when I saw that Vsauce uploaded a video.

  6. its sounds like hes on a dmt trip and ranting evrrytime i watch his videos not complaining tho i love it

  7. Can always count on Vsauce to turn a simple question into a 25 minutes history lesson.

  8. “I see the Four-fold Man, The Humanity in deadly sleep
    And its fallen Emanation, the Spectre and its cruel Shadow.”
    -William Blake

  9. this person must’ve been the first person to do this thing because they poularised the thing that already had a strong community of others doing the exact same thing

  10. A minute in and he hit me with “ussy” and idk how to feel

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